speak

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talk

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converse

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lecture

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deal with

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speak for something or someone: represent

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  • represent
  • act for or on behalf of
  • appear for
  • hold a brief for
  • hold a mandate for

speak for something or someone: support

speak out or up: speak publicly

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  • speak publicly
  • have your say
  • speak your mind
  • sound off
  • stand up and be counted
  • speak openly
  • speak frankly
  • make your position plain

speak out or up: speak loudly

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  • speak loudly
  • raise your voice
  • make yourself heard
  • say it loud and clear

speak to someone: address

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to engage in spoken exchange

to direct speech to

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to express oneself in speech

to talk to an audience formally

speak for: to serve as an official delegate of

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References in periodicals archive ?
Our goal was to try not to speak down to teenagers, which is what John Hughes did best," Stone says.
Supportive "No matter who you are, you should have respect and never speak down to people.
The most important thing for a teacher is to be present mentally and emotionally, and really speak with the students--not to speak down to them.
I communicate well with kids and I never speak down to them.
It took its readers seriously, did not speak down to them and assumed (correctly) that they would take an intelligent interest in subjects beyond their own immediate experience.
He said he had always been shy and quiet until he took on his new role and added: "It has been wonderful for me - people in the NHS speak to you on the level, they don't speak down to you.